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Library Workshop Programme 2016

The Library Workshop Programme contains 1 hour practical workshops focusing on general information literacy skills

For the full 2016 programme, see below.

Programme

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Introduction to free referencing software

The workshop will focus on free tools that are available to help you create a reference for the end of your essay, reports or presentations.

Monday 14th November

12:00-13:00

Richard Hopkins

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Getting more out of Google

There are tricks to getting more out of your Google search. You probably know the basics, such as searching for exact phrases using quotations marks, but what about the more complex stuff? The session will look at advanced operators, additional tools and why you shouldn't say "I found the answer on Google".

Monday 14th November

13:00-14:00

Kerstin Treder

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Endnote

Are you drowning under piles of articles? Would you like a system which will organise and manage your references for you?  Try Endnote, the University recommended reference management software.  Find out how to utilise the system to store your articles and manage your references wherever you are working in the world.

Tuesday 15th November

13:00-14:00

Clare Langman

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Researching employers for job hunting

This workshop will focus on the business research databases available at Aston University and how you can use them to research potential employers across the different sectors.  The practical elements will include finding financial information, company profiles, SWOT analysis and industry reports.

Wednesday 16th November

12:00-13:00

Nicola Dennis

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Introduction to free referencing software The workshop will focus on free tools that are available to help you create a reference for the end of your essay, reports or presentations.

Wednesday 16th November

13:00-14:00

Richard Hopkins

Watch again

Researching employers for job hunting

This workshop will focus on the business research databases available at Aston University and how you can use them to research potential employers across the different sectors.  The practical elements will include finding financial information, company profiles, SWOT analysis and industry reports.

Thursday 17th November

13:00-14:00

Nicola Dennis

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Introduction to finding data and statistics

The workshop will focus on finding statistics within the research databases available at University including country data, demographics, economic data and financials

Monday 21st November

12:00-13:00

Nicola Dennis

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EndNote

Are you drowning under piles of articles? Would you like a system which will organise and manage your references for you?  Try Endnote, the University recommended reference management software.  Find out how to utilise the system to store your articles and manage your references wherever you are working in the world.

Tuesday 22nd November

12:00-13:00

Clare Langman

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Advanced Literature Searching

Want to get that little bit extra out of your information searches? This workshop will introduce effective searching techniques, allowing you to improve your search results and locate relevant information for your assignments

Wednesday 23rd  November

12:00-13:00

Richard Hopkins

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Getting more out of Google

There are tricks to getting more out of your Google search. You probably know the basics, such as searching for exact phrases using quotations marks, but what about the more complex stuff? The session will look at advanced operators, additional tools and why you shouldn't say "I found the answer on Google".

Thursday 24th November

12:00-13:00

Kerstin Treder

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Advanced Literature Searching

Want to get that little bit extra out of your information searches? This workshop will introduce effective searching techniques, allowing you to improve your search results and locate relevant information for your assignments

Thursday 24th November

13:00-14:00

Richard Hopkins

Watch again